EPT OA Award Announcement
Connotea Imports 2012-07-31
"The Electronic Publishing Trust for Development is pleased to announce the winners of a new annual award to be made to individuals working in developing countries who have made a significant personal contribution to advancing the cause of open access and the free exchange of research findings....We are very happy to announce that the winner of the inaugural award is *Dr Francis Jayakanth* of the National Centre for Scientific Information, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India. Dr Jayakanth played a significant role in the establishment of India’s first institutional repository (IR)....He now manages the IR and has provided technical support for establishing IRs in many other universities and institutes in India. He has been the key resource person at many events to train people in setting up IRs and OA journals. He has delivered presentations on IRs, OA journals, the OAI protocol, OAI compliance, the benefits of OA to authors and institutions and the role of libraries. He has developed a free and open source software tool (CDSOAI), which is widely used....The runners-up for this award were (in alphabetical order): *Ina Smith*, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa; *Tatyan Zayseva*, Khazar University, Azerbaijan;* Xiaolin Zhang*, National Science Library, Chinese Academy of Science...."